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Blues News: Vladimir Sobotka's Rights Retained

Previous St. Louis Blues center, Vladimir Sobotka, has made a decision to leave the NHL and continue his career playing in the KHL. Sobotka signed a three-year deal worth $12 million with Omsk of the KHL. He was offered a one-year deal with St. Louis worth only $2.7 million."I'd rather stay in the NHL, but there was no other way out," Sobatka said in an interview with...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

What’s in store for Magnus Paajarvi?

Magnus Paajarvi had a pretty rough 2013-14. He tallied six goals and six assists over the course of 55 games and missed significant time due to injuries. Heading into 2014-15, Paajarvi’s role with the Blues is mostly undefined due to the Blues bringing in additional depth up front. What’s in store for him this season? For Paajarvi, it’s all going to come down to training camp...
Via Frozen Notes
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Patrick Kane Takes Photo With Kid, Covers His St. Louis Blues Logo

It looks like this photo was snapped after Patrick Kane skated with the Piranhas, the best men’s league team ever. He snapped a photo with this little kid, who was wearing a Chicago Blackhawks hat and a St. Louis Blues shirt, and Kane covered up the Blues’ logo. Why this kid was wearing a Blues […] The post Patrick Kane Takes Photo With Kid, Covers His St. Louis Blues Logo...
Via Diehardsport
4 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL Offseason Winners: The St. Louis Blues

Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports The Central Division of the Western Conference is arguably the strongest in the NHL – it is home to 5 teams (out of its 7 members) who competed in last year’s Stanley Cup playoffs, which represents more than any other division in the NHL. But don’t be surprised if history repeats itself next season. So far this summer, those teams from the Central...
Via The Sideline
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Ken Hitchcock will focus on lineup pairs in 2014-15

Ken Hitchcock took over the St. Louis Blues’ Twitter account to answer questions from fans. While most of the questions he answered were fun or dealt with his previous experiences, one answer shed some light on the upcoming season and potential lines. "@nathanabert can you give us any insight into the lines? #AskHitch" Look for pairs. Oshie-Backes, Schwartz-Tarasenko...
Via Frozen Notes
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Carl Gunnarsson On Playing With The Blues

from Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, In five NHL seasons, Gunnarsson has produced 15 goals, 86 points and a plus-minus rating of plus-15. In 2013-14, he played in a career-high 80 games and was a plus-13, despite the fact that Toronto ranked No. 26 in the league in goals-against per game (3.07). “I try to do my best,” Gunnarsson said. “I’m more...
Via Kukla's Korner
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Blues receive one-year arbitration award for Sobotka

ST. LOUIS -- Forward Vladimir Sobotka was nowhere near the arbitration proceedings in Toronto. He is at training camp with Avangard Omsk in the Kontinental Hockey League, where he will play at least this season. But the Blues were there, and they will return to St. Louis with a one-year arbitration award. Which means that if Sobotka returns to the Blues a year from now, the terms...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Sobotka’s arbitration awards one-year, $2.725 million contract

If and when Vladimir Sobotka returns to the Blues, he’ll be playing under a one-year, $2.725 million contract. The number was reached through arbitration, even though Sobotka has already made it known that he’ll be in the KHL in 2014-15. Though Sobotka’s contract has been decided, it still leaves a lot of questions unanswered. Will he return to the NHL? If he does, will he...
Via Frozen Notes
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Vladimir Sobotka’s Arbitration Ruling

ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Blues President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today that forward Vladimir Sobotka has been awarded a one-year contract through arbitration. Sobotka will play the for Avangard Omsk in the KHL for the 2014-15 season. The terms of his arbitration contract will be enforced when Sobotka returns to the NHL. “We are looking...
Via Kukla's Korner
7 days ago  |  Discuss

BREAKING: T.J. Oshie is bad at golf (Video)

St. Louis Blues forward (and U.S. Olympian) T.J. Oshie tried his hand at golf at a celebrity tournament in Lake Tahoe on Friday, but things went horribly wrong on one hole when he shot a four-putt from only seven feet away.It happened on the 16th hole of the American Century Championship when Oshie had himself in position for a birdie from seven feet out. Unfortunately, Oshie watched...
Via Holdout Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: TJ Oshie really, really needs to work on his putting

It looks like St. Louis Blues forward T.J. Oshie needed a goalie in front of that hole. A four putt from 7 feet is a combination of cruel, sad and embarrassing. A couple of hearty lip outs can crush your score. [@CJZero] The post T.J. Oshie Four Putts From 7 Feet In Celebrity Golf Tournament appeared first on Diehardsport.
Via Diehardsport
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Blues appear to have lost Sobotka to the KHL

ST. LOUIS -- A step forward, a step back. Only a week after the euphoria over the free-agent signing of center Paul Stastny, the Blues appear to be losing one of their toughest and most complete players, winger Vladimir Sobotka. According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Sobotka has signed a three-year contract with Avangard Omsk of the Kontinental Hockey League. The paper reported...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Steve Ott re-signs with St. Louis Blues

The St. Louis Blues announced Thursday that they have re-signed forward Steve Ott to a two-year contract. According to NHL.com, the reported value of the contract is $5.2 million. Ott, 31, joined the Blues via trade from Buffalo last season and went on to post three assists and 37 penalty minutes in 23 regular season games, as well as two assists and 14 penalty minutes in six...
Via Sports-Glory
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Blues re-sign forward Steve Ott to two-year deal

ST. LOUIS -- He was the "other" part of the trade that brought supposed netminding-savior Ryan Miller to St. Louis. But Miller is gone and Steve Ott remains, having signed a two-year free-agent contract with the Blues, the team announced Thursday. Along with Miller, Ott, 31, arrived from Buffalo on Feb. 28 as the Blues made the deal to help spark a deep playoff run. Turns...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
18 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Blues sign Paul Stastny to four-year deal

St. Louis Blues announced Tuesday that they have signed forward Paul Stastny to a four-year, $28 million contract. Stastny, 28, had 60 points (25 goals and 35 assists) for the Colorado Avalanche last season.  He also had 10 points (five goals, five assists) in seven postseason games. Stastny has spent his entire eight-year NHL career with the Avalanche accumulating 458 points...
Via Sports-Glory
27 days ago  |  Discuss
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